Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Clean-up - Unity Urban Garden

Below are pics from the Spring Clean-up efforts at the Unity Urban Garden located at 4001 Southern Ave on April 17th.




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Spring Clean-Up - Biddison Cemetery

Below are some pics of the clean-up efforts at the Biddison Cemetery at 3821 Forrester Ave on April 17th 2010.




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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Help Bring High-Speed Internet to Baltimore!

Google Ultra-High-Speed Broadband for Communities

Google is planning to build ultra-high speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the country. The search giant's plan is to invest a few billion dollars to provide a few lucky communities with a fiber-to-the-home broadband network offering speeds of one gigabit per second. This connection would be 2,000% faster than the fastest connection currently available to Baltimore residents!

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fully supports Baltimore’s bid for the high-speed service, seeing great potential to enhance economic development, education, and public safety. Students in Baltimore City Public Schools could benefit from high-speed Internet service to build on their progress—and bridge the digital divide in Baltimore. Our world-class medical institutions could see gains in lifesaving and life-enhancing medical technology and information sharing.

Google is asking local governments and residents to express their interest in the fiber optic trial, and to provide information about their community by completing a request for information by March 26, 2010.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Baltimore technology advocates have launched a website, BmoreFiber.com, which is documenting the extent of support for bringing the project to Baltimore. BmoreFiber.com needs the help of all Baltimore residents to attract Google’s investment in broadband fiber to Baltimore.

If you would like to see Google's ultra-high-speed broadband come to Baltimore, then go to the website, log in your location, and fill out a short questionnaire about your current Internet service. Community leaders are encouraged to submit a community response to the “Google Fiber for Communities” Request for Information. The responses on the BmoreFiber.com website will be submitted as part of the City’s application to Google, and this map will demonstrate the level of community support and the number of potential users.

A high-speed broadband network presents an outstanding opportunity for Baltimore. Across the city, community enthusiasm and support for Google's community broadband effort is growing.

Let's show Google that Baltimore is ready for ultra-fast broadband Internet service!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lake Montebello Area Projects Informational Meeting

Event: Lake Montebello Area Projects Informational Meeting
Date: March 11, 2010
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Baltimore City College Cafeteria, 3220 The Alameda

Due to the significant number of major projects occurring in the vicinity of Lake Montebello: The Argonne Drive Bridge, Montebello I Additions, Montebello II, The Harford Road Bridge, and Sewer Projects, the city is holding this informational meeting.  Attendees will receive an overview of these projects and their questions will be answered by the Baltimore City Departments of Recreation and Parks, Public Works, Planning, and Transportation.  For more information please contact Kurt Kocher at either 410-396-3500 or kurt.kocher@baltimorecity.gov.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

45th District Night in Annapolis

Monday March, 8, 2010 the 45th District will hold the Night in Annapolis with Senator Nathaniel J McFadden, Delegates Talmadge Branch, Cheryl Glenn and Hattie Harrison. The event will be held in the Casper Taylor House Office Building from 6 - 8 PM - a full dinner will be served and picture ID is needed for admittance. Buses leave Baltimore from the following locations:

Ashland Commons/Park View, 1715 E. Eager Street at 4:00pm

Chapel Green Community Association, 1007 N. Washington Street at 4:30pm

Oliver Multi-Purpose Ctr., 1400 E. Federal Street at 4:00pm

Fort Worthington Community Center, 2701 E. Hoffman Street at Kenhill at 4:30pm

Eastern District Police Station, 1600 Edison Hwy. at 4:00pm

First Church of God, 4801 Sipple Ave. at 4:30pm

Please RSVP to Delegate Glenn’s Office at 410-841-3257 by March 4, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Change in Trash / Recycling pickup



Due to the condition of the side roads trash collections will be taken from your closest accessible intersection to the trash truck. Please label your trash cans or recycling bins with your name or address.  I would strongly encourage you not to place bags instead of your cans as animals can get to them and create an mess.

Report missed pickups AND LOCATIONS by calling 311 or e-mailing 311 athttps://baltimore.customerservicerequest.org/.

 
Baltimore City Department of Public Works

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, February 14, 2010

Baltimore City Solid Waste Service
Resumes Tuesday, February 16, 2010


The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste, announced today that both trash and recycling collections will resume Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Citizens are asked to place their regularly scheduled trash OR recycling at the end of the nearest street or alley or at an accessible central location determined by your community association president for pick up. Care should be taken not to block sidewalks, streets and alleys for vehicles and pedestrians.

Community Association Presidents may call 311 with accessible central locations whereregularly scheduled trash OR recycling will be placed for pick up. As always, citizens should call 311 for missed pick ups. The Bureau will continue to collect in this manner until full access to regular pick up locations is possible.

Citizen Drop-Off Centers are open to the public at their regular operational hours. Citizens can go to www.baltimorecity.gov or www.clearergreenbaltimore.com to find the nearest drop off center.

Bulk Trash pick up is cancelled for the week of February 15 through February 19, 2010.

As always, citizens are asked to properly contain trash in cans with tight-fitting lids to keep rats out and keep litter in its place.

PLEASE NOTE: Changing weather conditions expected for Monday, February 15 may alter planned sanitation operations. Citizens should continue to listen to and read local media for the latest updates and instructions from the Mayor and the Office of Emergency Management.

As citizens can safely do so, they should clear their sidewalks and then help their elderly and disabled neighbors do the same. It is also very important to clear areas around fire hydrants and storm drains to augment the continuing efforts of Public Works Water and Wastewater crews as they tackle the City’s 33,000 inlets. Daily thawing and melting snow can pool and freeze during the night causing large ice patches.

Most importantly, we thank Baltimore City’s citizens for their patience and perseverance as we work together to meet the challenges presented by these historic and unprecedented back-to-back storm events.

Contact:
Celeste Amato
Telephone: 410-545-6541

Robert Murrow
Telephone: 410-545-6189

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

COP Call to action NECOP Patrol - Wednesday January 13th

The City of Baltimore would like to motivate residents around the city highlighting public safety efforts and ask that community groups galvanize their residents to schedule a Winter COP event in their neighborhoods. They know people go to sporting events, take part in parades and participate in other outdoor events this time of year despite the weather (Go Ravens.) We want residents to start the New Year off with this show of unity. The City of Baltimore is calling to action residents to join their local COP next Wednesday, January 13th at 7:30pm.

In response to this call for action, the NorthEast Citizens Patrol in partnership with the Northeast Police District wants to organize a special Wednesday night Patrol on January 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM. We know this is short notice, but if you or a member of your community would like to assist the NECOP in becoming a part of this special city wide event, please respond to the Northeast District on Wednesday, January 13th at 7:30 PM for a special Patrol by the NECOP.